Event Report 34 – The one with all the PB’s
Inspired by the fine weather and perhaps the euphoria of the Woodley 10K the previous weekend, this weeks Woodley Parkrun enjoyed its highest attendance since mid-February. In the field of 154 athletes we welcomed 34 first timers.
The fine running conditions, it seems, also contributed to the remarkable total of 41 PB’s – or maybe it was being able to run 3 laps unhindered by dodgem cars and ‘childcatchers’………
Amongst those setting a new PB were both of this weeks gender category winners – Roy Maddams -16:56 - and Naomi Harris – one of our juniors – 23:38.
I am not able to mention all PBs here but there is one I would like to call out.
John Winston, who set a time of 27:38. No doubt inspired by the performance of his beloved Crystal Palace FC earlier this week. For those of you that know me, you will understand that it was hard enough for me to even speak to him today let alone give him a special mention here……
This week 2 athletes reached parkrun milestones. Congratulations to Michael Southerton who completed his 50th parkrun today, 27 of which have been here at Woodley. Congratulations as well to junior male Louis Morley who completed his 10th parkrun today. Don’t forget to reply to parkrun HQ letting them know the size of t-Shirt you would like.
Of course, as is mentioned at every available opportunity, Woodley parkrun could not happen without our volunteers. Big thanks again to the team this week. As we approach the summer holiday season we will no doubt have some gaps in our roster. Please consider volunteering if you can. The tasks are all straightforward and you won’t be asked to do anything you feel uncomfortable with.
Hopefully see you all next week
parkrun says - remember everyone that due to the Carnival there is no Woodley parkrun on the 8th June!
here are the stats:
Event number 34
18th May 2013
Roy MADDAMS (SM30-34) of Belgrave Harriers, was first over the line in 16:56 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
Ryan BROOKLING (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:15 - Has been first to finish on 3 previous occassions.
Thomas BURNS (JM15-19) of Bracknell AC, was third over the line in 17:18 - Was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Andy LORING (Unattached) 2327 pts.
Andrew BUTLER-WILLIS (Unattached) 2082 pts.
Richard MORGAN (Reading Roadrunners) 1953 pts.
Naomi HARRIS (JW14) of Reading AC, was first (43rd overall) over the line in 23:38 - first time in 10 appearances.
Clare RUTTERFORD (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (47th overall) over the line in 23:51 - Was first to finish once before.
Emily MARSHALL (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (48th overall) over the line in 23:52.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Joanne KENT (Unattached) 2431 pts.
Rhona Louise SOUTHERTON (Unattached) 2404 pts.
Sarah POTTER (Unattached) 1943 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ryan BROOKLING (VM45-49) was graded 82.22 % for the time 17:15 (second overall).
Thomas BURNS (JM15-19) was graded 80.44 % for the time 17:18 (third overall).
Benjamin CORLESS (JM14) was graded 77.89 % for the time 18:37 (5th overall).
This week there were 154 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.
Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012, and since then 1,162 different runners, including participants from 79 athletics clubs, have completed 4,496 runs covering a total distance of 22,480 km, and there have been 1,150 new Personal Bests.
The Women's course record is held by Katie Louise HENDERSON who ran in a time of 19:46 on 1st December 2012 (event number 8).
The Men's course record is held by Tom LERWILL who ran in a time of 16:25 on 12th January 2013 (event number 16).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mike TREES who recorded a 86.34 % run (17:05) on 9th March 2013 (event number 24).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodley parkrun Results Page.